Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Looking on the bright side of things

The warm weather is here and I've been so inspired by all of the bright colors in the city. Here are some pictures from my daily life...

The community garden near my studio.

My studio is the building one on the far right.

Here's Little Girl, taking a cat nap on my new vintage bedspread. I really like that combination of dove grey and bright pink.

Here's another grey and pink combination. These are some flower petals from the park across the street from my house.

This is the tiled floor at Lionel Groulx Metro. The Montreal metro system was created for Expo '67 so all of the metros here are an awesome signature 1960's style.
This was just a funny observation so I couldn't resist taking this photo. I promise I did not paint my radiator to match my shoes! The shoes are from Modcloth and they're by BC Footwear.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Styrofoam ball alternatives?

Sooo Michelle and Angie have been bugging me to make these headbands for months ever since they saw the prototype I made for a fashion show last fall. I really like them a lot, but the thing that's been holding me back is that the baubles are made from styrofoam balls.

These particular ones are made from styrofoam balls I found at Value Village, so I don't mind using them since they're second hand....but I don't know what I'm going to do if I want to make more! I really really really don't want to use new styrofoam since it's not a very eco-friendly material and can't be recycled. I've looked everywhere for alternatives...and eep! I'm stuck! It needs to be something smooth, lightweight, and perfectly round. Do you guys have any ideas?Angie was suggesting that I find a place that throws away dented ping pong balls. Hmmm.

So anyway, for now, there are only two headbands. Hopefully I'll find a solution so I can make more!

Check them out in my Etsy shop...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jupon Pressé

Eeeee! I just saw a picture of the new store in Quebec City that's carrying my stuff. Soooooo cute and girly. It would be fun to take a trip up there this summer...it's only three hours away from Montreal.

Here's some info for anyone who lives in Quebec City.

Quebec, QC, G1R 1P9
Mon - Wed:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Fri:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm